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Fri, May 30, 2014 8:29 PM

Photoshop: Perspective grids/painting/sketching

Having the ability to sketch in perspective, having strokes constrained to adjustable points placed on the canvas would be terrific like having a t square and ruler on my old drafting table.

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6 years ago

In case you're not aware, you can do this already using the Vanishing Point filter using a simple (round) brush.

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6 years ago

Thanks Jeff, I will look into the VP filter a bit more, it wasn't obvious right off the bat how to get it going but I will keep at it, also the simple round brush is a rare tool in my arsenal, but that is beside the point. Here is a quick mock up of what I was thinking, if it ends up being helpful I could go into more detail and do some other mock ups, but this is the basic idea...

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6 years ago

Gotcha. So you more or less angled guides?

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6 years ago

Yes, as long as they are fixed to a vanishing point and only lock in when the pen touches down. I wouldn't want to have to readjust the angle for each stroke if it were a fixed angle thing. Although even having an adjustable angle guide would be a step in the right direction.

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6 years ago

Modified the mock up and idea to clarify what I was thinking.

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5 years ago

Any update on this?

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3 years ago

photoshop is long over do for a perspective grid tool. I wonder if it will ever get one. Most art programs have them these days.

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3 years ago

I agree with the other Artists on this forum, Photoshop has seriously fallen behind in this area. As an illustrator I tend to have to use multiple programs, switching between Sketchbook and Corel painter. Both have this extremely useful feature. On the ipad Procreate and adobe line CC has it (similar but not quite as good). Sketch CC and Sketchbook also has the ability to use brushes, erasers to draw around shapes such as French Curves and ellipses. The vanishing point filter is way to clumsy and unintuitive. It ‘s primary use for me is cloning bricks or other architectural features, certainly not drawing. I would like to see a dedicated 1,2 and 3 point perspective sketch tool which is a feature and not hidden away under menus. Hopefully someone from Adobe is listening, however I am not holding my breath. After all it’s taken until CC 2018 to have folder sets for brushes. Glad to see stroke assist (smoothing) implemented though. Thanks Adobe.

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2 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Perspective Grids in Photoshop CC2020.

Hello Adobe

Many thanks for developing mirror painting into your software. Best new feature in many years.

I'd like to suggest a new feature that allows you to paint on perspective grids in the same manner that Corel Painter does. Something that allows you to move the position of vanishing points in 1, 2 and 3 point perspective. And to one up Corel.. Add the ability to paint on an Isometric grid. Then you are looking after your concept artists and gamers. Make it happen folks! Good luck.

Andrew

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2 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled perspective grids in photoshop..

It would be cool if Photoshop had some perspective grid tools. I spend a lot of time working out vanishing points and lines and not enough time drawing. =/

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6 months ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop: Add perspective grids.

People do not draw in Illustrator. They draw in Photoshop. So perspective grids should be in Photoshop.